With more fresh and trendy hairstyles, braids have been popular for a long time and don’t seem to be going out of style; they provide a sought-after appearance while acting as a protective hairdo.
Braids have African roots, and due to their historical significance and continued popularity, as well as their elegance, fashion, and usefulness, braids will always be a favorite! In this piece, we explore 50 braided hairstyle ideas anyone can try.
50 Different Types of Braid Hairstyles to Try in 2023
Every day, new braid variations appear; the list is endless! I’ll demonstrate how much hairstylists are experimenting and developing new braided hairstyles:
1. Large Knotless Braids
Knotless braids follow a feed-in technique, giving you a natural and effortless look. These large knotless braids are quick to install and maintain.
2. Double Hearts Stitch Braids
One heart is gorgeous; how about two? These stunning stitch plaits are everything!
3. Cornrow Braids in a Bun
The cornrow braids are made into a low bun, giving a sleek and chic appearance.
4. Big Braided Ponytail
Who doesn’t love a ponytail? Together with some big braids, the look is to die for!
5. Short Large Knotless Braids
Short-length knotless braids are a favorite! Add in some curls, and it gives a bold yet gorgeous finish.
6. Stitch Braids
These braid styles are art pieces; it requires a certain level of creativity to pull off, don’t you agree? These freestyle stitch braids with hearts and snake designs are classic.
7. Jumbo Knotless Braids
Super large knotless braids are easy to install and take down. Large-sized braids are a beautiful look as it accentuates the face but can not be styled.
8. Zig Zag Feed in Braids
With braids comes versatility, and that’s the beauty of it; this zig-zag parting style screams loveliness!
9. Half up, Half down Braids
Braids do not have to be boring, and that’s precisely what combination braids are all about, a switch up from the normal, and the result equals a stare worthy.
10. Braided Ponytail
A braided ponytail is a popular look known for its sleekness and quick installation process. We’ve all tried this at some point and loved it! If you haven’t, you might want to do so.
11. Waterfall Braids
Looking at the braids, you can probably see why the name fits from how the hair cascades out of the braid resembling a waterfall.
12. Snake Braids
The name describes it perfectly; the snake-like small weaves are so pretty!
13. Yarn Braids
Scared of how long it takes to install? It doesn’t take as long as you think. Yarn braids are pretty lovely, don’t you agree? And has a natural feel to it.
14. Cornrow Braids
This braid type is the moment’s trend; you can never go wrong with this look.
15. Lemonade Braids
These side braids became a sensation after Beyonce wore them and referred to them as lemonade braids.
16. Natural Braids
Natural Braids require no hair extensions and come out looking perfect!
17. Crown Braid
The category is crown! In this effortless yet gorgeous look, the braids are seated on the head, resembling a crown.
18. Stitch Braid with Extensions
Who doesn’t love some curl extensions? And the small weaves, this is a beauty.
19. Bantu Knots
To achieve these heart-shaped knots, the hair is twisted and wrapped in the opposite direction, then secured.
20. Natural Box Braids
This style is applied to natural hair without the use of hair extensions. It is quick to install and can be accessorized for a much more refined look.
21. Goddess Micro Braids
These micro braids take so much time to install but are worth it in the end! And the curls add more beauty to this look.
22. Braid with Bangs
Bangs braids aren’t as popular as a rock! Accessorizing with beads takes it top-notch!
23. Two Feed-in Braids
There’s nothing simple about this design, and it complements the feed-in braids perfectly!
24. Small Knotless Goddess Long Braids
Knotless long-length goddess braids make you feel like the Queen you sure are! Those curls are banging!
25. Bohemian Knotless Braids
This boho look gives elegance, classy and eccentric vibes.
26. Butterfly Stitch Braids
Sight the butterfly? It’s so cute! And the blue-black combination is a perfect combo.
27. Dutch Braids
Plain and straightforward Dutch braids do the trick every time!
28. Traditional Box Braids
Knotless braids are in trend, but these knotted braids are still much favored because most people prefer the flat appearance the knotless braids have.
29. Pull Through Braids
This hairstyle gives off a loosely braided vibe and doesn’t take long to install.
30. Twist Braids
A blend of twists and braids, a fire combo! Would you rock this?
31. Layered Braids
Layered braids are braids set in layers, a super cute look!
32. Jumbo Bohemian Knotless Braids
Who says we can’t go big and do some curls? Jumbo braids do not have to be boring.
33. Small Bob Knotless Goddess Braids
Small knotless braids with curls at the ends and tips and the icing on the cake, it is a bob look. This braid screams gorgeous!
34. Double Design Braided Bun
Stitch braids versatility knows no bounds, and stylists unleash their imaginative power with that, which, for one, brought about this braided look.
35. Fishtail Braid
Fishtail braids are adorable!
36. Senegalese Twist Braids
Talk about taking a twist to a new level; this right here is it!
37. Tree Braid
This protective hairstyle is not only excellent at doing its job but great at leaving you looking like a snack.
38. Butterfly Braids
The braids are pulled to look like a spiral giving it a butterfly look.
39. Mohawk Braids
Side weaves with the braids centered middle front to the nape of the neck like a mohawk, giving its name mohawk braids.
40. Halo Braids
Similar to the crown braids, except this has some small weaves and stitch braids enhancing its look.
41. Large Braids with Beads
This color combo accessorized with beads makes these large braids a go-to look. You’ll want to try these out.
42. Traditional Small Goddess Box Braids
Knotted braids and some curls speak class!
43. Braided Updo
Weave in a high bun, and the other half of the stitch braids are braided down.
44. Bohemian Criss Cross Braids
Criss-cross braids have never looked better! The boho look takes it to another level!
45. Jumbo Bob Braids
Extra Large sized bob braids can never go out of the picture! This look says it all.
46. Distressed Braids
Braids are made to have a distressed appearance, earning the distressed name braids.
47. Gypsy Braids
The brown color is so pretty, with small knotless braids and curls left on the ends.
48. Crochet Braids
Instead of going through the hassle of installing braids, how about doing some crochet braids? The installation process is a breeze! And it gives beautiful results.
49. Criss Cross Braids
Your braids do not have to be boring; doing a criss-cross cross braid is one way to spice it up.
50. French Braids
French braids will continually be close to our hearts; they are a simple way to appear cute without doing too much.